Paranormal Television Shows
Have you noticed that channels like SyFy, A&E, Discovery and History are having some success with paranormal TV shows? Maybe this makes sense as church and science groups have staked out their positions on these issues long ago and our culture turns to television to answer anything and everything.
After some strange experience we may have had personally its good to check out what is happening to other people because you may not have anyone among your friends and family who has had similar experiences and we like to share these kinds of moments with others, or at least hear about it on TV from others. Plus, it is very interesting and related to life’s great questions.
Some of the shows also serve to clear up some persistent myths or misinformation that we as individuals would not have the resources to do. It also reveals what it takes in terms of technology and persistence to research some of these issues. And sometimes reveals that the TV show format does not really allow adequate research. You also might wonder if the issues at stake are really under investigation or if the real investigation is to see if they can get high ratings. Perhaps proof of ghosts or other phenomena will eventually be found.
Movies of course are also often using these themes for good reason. Ghost and spirit helper movies have been regular themes forever. It seems every other action movie is either an apocalypse scenario or alien contact movie. Maybe our vision of the future or our reality will help create it, for better or worse.